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Booknotes: Mirowski’s Against Mechanism////Occupy economics…

January 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Mirowski’s Against Mechanism is an older book on this expose of neo-classical economics, now priced out of the market at Amazon (??). Should be reissued, and also check out Kuttner’s Everything For Sale. Mirowski has a lot of more recent books that are also good reading, e.g. More Heat Than Light. Keen’s Debunking Economics takes […]

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Ayn Rand, seducer, and seduced

December 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Ayn Rand’s life is a lesson in the liabilities for intelligent people, who can be themselves seduced into technocratic illusion where the gateway is, well, intelligence. This type is in the phase of apotheosis in the age of hedge funds: a realm of Kantian intelligent devils, hopefully now burning out. We see a remarkable case […]

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Has Western capitalism failed?

September 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14972015 22 September 2011 Last updated at 19:06 ET Has Western capitalism failed? Twenty years ago, the fall of communism in Eastern Europe seemed to prove the triumph of capitalism. But was that an illusion? Constant shocks to the world’s financial system over the past few years prompted the BBC World Service’s Business Daily programme […]

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Neoliberalism and Its Discontents

September 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Gaddafi, Assange and China Neoliberalism and Its Discontents by PETER LEE http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/09/02/neoliberalism-and-its-discontents/ One might think that in this brave new world of escalating global economic and social problems and burgeoning BRICs, priority might be given to forging consensus with the new rising powers to get the planet out of its economic rut and building a […]

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Give Karl Marx a Chance to Save the World Economy: George Magnus

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-29/give-marx-a-chance-to-save-the-world-economy-commentary-by-george-magnus.html

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Beyond marxism

August 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Just got a copy of this: A Companion to Marx’s Capital [Paperback] David Harvey A possible waste of money at this point: Harvey lards his useful-for-browsing-and-paper-airplanes book with the reverent Marx dogmatism about a great genius that is misplaced, and counterproductive to serious thought. Who cares about Capital at this point? It is a failed […]

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Marx was right; capitalism can destroy itself: Roubini

August 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Marx was right; capitalism can destroy itself: Roubini Nouriel Roubini cited an even more controversial economist than himself this week when explaining the state of the world’s turbulent economy. “Karl Marx got it right, at some point capitalism can destroy itself,” said Mr. Roubini, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “We thought markets […]

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Jeffrey Sachs

July 27th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.vxec.com/2011/07/jeffrey-sachs-budgetary-deceit-and-americas-decline/ Excerpt: Who runs America today? The rich and the multinational corporations. Who runs the White House? David Plouffe, whose job it is to make sure that ever word, every action of the president is calculated for electoral gain rather than the country’s needs. Who runs the Congress, on both sides of the aisle? The […]

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From Crooked Timber

July 19th, 2011 · No Comments

http://crookedtimber.org/2011/07/18/the-limits-of-left-neo-liberalism/

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How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule

July 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by YES! Magazine How is it that our nation is awash in money, but too broke to provide jobs and services? by David Korten The dominant story of the current political debate is that the government is broke. We can’t afford to pay for public services, put people to […]

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Stiglitz: unregulated capitalism

July 10th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.redfortyeight.com/2011/07/10/evils-of-unregulated-capitalism/ Just a few years ago, a powerful ideology – the belief in free and unfettered markets – brought the world to the brink of ruin. Even in its hey-day, from the early 1980s until 2007, US-style deregulated capitalism brought greater material well-being only to the very richest in the richest country of the world. […]

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Global markets: a hopeless muddle

July 10th, 2011 · No Comments

My Summer at an Indian Call Center

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Wal-Mart’s Authoritarian Culture

June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

NY Times Op-Ed June 21, 2011 Wal-Mart’s Authoritarian Culture By NELSON LICHTENSTEIN Santa Barbara, Calif. MONDAY’S Supreme Court decision to block a class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart was a huge setback for as many as 1.6 million current and former female employees of the world’s largest retailer. But the decision has consequences that range far […]

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Jared Bernstein resigns

June 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Monday, June 13, 2011 by GRITtv The (Non-Weiner) News That Matters: Jared Bernstein Looking to date the downfall of American society, future historians may point to the last two weeks as the pivotal moment along the way. Among the signposts: Nobel winning labor economist Peter Diamond withdrawing his name for a governorship at […]

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Krugman’s nonsense on darwinism

June 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/06/a-mismeasured-mismeasurement-of-man/ Razib Khan is a sad case of the Darwinian fundamentalist/fanatic (someone from Moslem background who suses Darwin fanaticism to proof his ‘secularism’) who gets rewarded for it by the Darwin establishment: blogger at Discovery. Since, without training, I can track down the flaws in population models, I am not impressed. His take on Gould […]

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Money and illusion

May 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Positive Money (April 29 2011) Fifteen Things They Don’t Tell You About Money Inspired by Ha Joon Chang’s 23 Things They Didn’t Tell You About Capitalism (2010) (where you learn for example that the Nobel Prize for Economics is not really a Nobel Prize: it is awarded by the Swedish Central Bank).

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“Shock Doctrine” Economics Ruining America

May 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, May 7, 2011 by The South Florida Sun-Sentinel “Shock Doctrine” Economics Ruining America by Stephen L. Goldstein WARNING: Reading Naomi Klein’s “Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” will disturb your sleep and haunt your waking hours. If you’re a real American, it will make you want to scream — and do […]

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First, Fire the Economists

April 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Wrecking Lives Across the Globe First, Fire the Economists By DEAN BAKER http://www.counterpunch.org/baker04142011.html Last month, the International Monetary Fund’s Independent Evaluation Office issued a remarkable report. The report quite clearly blamed the IMF for failing to recognize the factors leading up to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and to provide warning to […]

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Why Marx was right–and wrong

April 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

A quick review of Eagleton’s book on Marx. More tommorrow. By John C. Landon “nemonemini” (New York City) – See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Why Marx Was Right (Hardcover) The current economic madhouse has led to a lot of discussion of the aptness of the thinking of Karl […]

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Showdown in Iceland

April 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Will Iceland Vote No or Commit Financial Suicide By MICHAEL HUDSON http://www.counterpunch.org/hudson04082011.html A landmark fight is occurring this Saturday, April 9. Icelanders will vote on whether to subject their economy to decades of poverty, bankruptcy and emigration of their work force. At least, that is the program supported by the existing Social Democratic-Green coalition government […]

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Fiscal darwinism

April 6th, 2011 · No Comments

http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/249749/fiscal-darwinism

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Amazonian catastrophes, and the failure of markets

April 1st, 2011 · No Comments

The question of markets doesn’t require much analysis: if we look at the destruction of the Amazon forest, we can see that the unlimited working of markets is a potential catastrophe. Therefore, as this extreme example makes clear, we MUST move to oppose the full or unlimited application of markets. No big theory is required […]

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Booknotes: Eagleton’s book on Marx

April 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Just got a copy of: Why Marx Was Right Terry Eagleton I haven’t read this yet but I am already worried. Trying to defend Marx is not hard, but always backfires when undertaken by Marxists, it seems. The issues of political tyranny, economic interpretations of history, historical determinism, etc…, won’t go away, and the effort […]

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Market domination as tyranny

March 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Ecological Endgames: A Tyranny of Markets The ideology of markets is an artificial construct attempting to make submission to capitalist exploitation seem like a natural necessity.

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